Open, frank and unfiltered are some of the words used describe Rishi Kapoor’s life, but there are some aspects of his life which might have evaded public eye.
A day after he was hospitalised here, Rishi Kapoor is no more. He passed away on Thursday after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 67.
IANS brings you some trivia from the multifaceted life that he led.
* Rishi Kapoor’s love for food, especially non-vegetarian food, is not something that the world doesn’t know about. But there was a place he had to turn vegetarian, and that was when he visited Chennai because he was coming after a darshan at Tirupati.
* Rishi Kapoor had a thing for ‘agarbatti’, and used to carry a packs wherever he went. His favourite fragrance was Nag Champa.
* The world lovingly calls him Chintu ji, and in 2009 he even starred in a film by that name. But he hated his nickname, and once took to Twitter to share his old picture and expressed his views on nicknames, saying “parents must never nickname a child”.
* There are several reports suggesting that he used sweaters to look hot.
* He did two international movies — “Don’t Stop Dreaming” in 2007 and “Sambar Salsa” in 2008.
* He struggled with depression at one point of his career due to back to back failures.
* His songs are evergreen, and still loved by one and all. But Rishi personally never liked many of his songs.
* He admitted that there was a time when he was a male chauvinist.
* He always admitted to his flaws. The actor once confessed buying a film award.
* In his book “Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored”, he claimed his father Raj Kapoor was involved with other women even while he was married to Krishna Raj Kapoor.